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Are 'divorce parties' healthy?

You've might have heard them mentioned by friends. You may have even been to one — a "divorce party." Whether these parties are appropriate doesn't seem to be deterring newly single spouses and their friends from throwing or attending them.

Nevertheless, you might have some concerns, not the least of which might be whether there should be celebrations to mark the end of marriages.

Yes, marijuana use can still lead to a DUI

Even though recreational marijuana is legal in Colorado, it is still recognized as a drug that could lead to impairment. As a result, it's possible to end up facing a DUI charge for using marijuana and getting behind the wheel of your vehicle, even though you may have legally used the drug.

In a case like yours, think of marijuana much like alcohol. You're able to use it, but if you have too much, then your ability to drive could be impacted. To prevent you or others from using drugs and then driving, the law has to restrict your right to drive while impaired.

Examples of recent white collar crime cases: Part 1

"White collar" crimes are nonviolent crimes carried out by people in professional positions of trust. In other words, white collar crimes don't involve directly stealing something, holding someone up at gunpoint or attacking another individual. Instead, they involve some kind of subterfuge, deception or conspiracy carried out by one or more people who stand to gain financially.

Most white collar crimes remain in the background and we never hear about the crimes or the people accused of committing them. However, some white collar crimes are so notorious that they make the news. Below is one of the biggest white collar crimes to recently be featured in the papers.

Examples of recent white collar crime cases: Part 2

Consumers tend to trust large corporations to follow the law and be honest in their business dealings. Perhaps this is because consumers know that if a corporation is dishonest, it will face stiff legal consequences.

However, the threat of legal consequences is not always enough to keep a big company from stepping out of line. Take the recent case involving Volkswagen, for example. The carmaker was accused of lying about its new "clean diesel engine" technology. As it turns out, the diesel engine was not so clean or environmentally-friendly after all.

3 reasons to choose an attorney familiar with going to trial

When people think about divorces, most don't think they'll end up at a trial. For the most part, it's possible to avoid going to trial if both parties agree to their settlement arrangements and child custody issues. However, in contentious divorces, it's less likely that a couple can come to a fair agreement. In that case, both people will likely need to go to court for a divorce trial.

The only time people usually end up in court is if they can't agree. When that happens, you need an attorney who is familiar with the trial process for divorces. He or she will need to file a motion to seek assistance from a judge. A court hearing is then scheduled and the judge listens to each side's arguments.

Criminal charges for growing marijuana in Denver still happen

Since Colorado became the first state to legalize adult retail marijuana sales and recreational marijuana use, many other states have followed suit. Many people, both visitors and residents alike, may fall victim to incorrect assumptions about state and municipal marijuana laws. This is especially true when it comes to growing marijuana.

Under the new laws allowing for adult use, Colorado residents over the age of 21 can grow marijuana for personal use in their own homes. However, there are limits in place, both at the state and city level, that can result in criminal charges. Take the time to familiarize yourself with the laws to avoid a serious criminal charge.

2 infamous organized crime rackets from history

Rackets are businesses or organizations that engage in illegal activities like sex trafficking, drug trafficking, prostitution, illegal weapons sales and counterfeiting. These criminal organizations -- which are sometimes referred to as "mobs," "the mafia" or "organized crime groups" -- seek to make large profits quickly via criminal activities.

Organized crime has also found its way into other areas of business. For example, mafia organizations might infiltrate labor unions to take money out of worker pension accounts, or they might infiltrate corporations to pilfer corporate accounts of millions of dollars in funds.

Racketeering and RICO violations: What do these charges involve?

A RICO violation or racketeering offense relates to involvement in an organized group engaged in criminal behavior.

Normally, when we think of a RICO violation, we think of organized crime and the mafia, but RICO can cover much more than that.

Handling a challenging co-parent relationship

Dealing with an ex on child custody matters isn't always going to be fun or easy. For people who are co-parenting, the situation is often even more challenging because these parents must work closely together for the sake of the children.

When things do get tough during a co-parenting situation, things can devolve quickly. Here are some tips to help you and your ex overcome the problems and move on with a successful co-parenting relationship:

What to do if you face fraud charges or allegations

In the business world, allegations of fraud can arise any number of ways. Whether or not there is any basis to allege fraud, this can ruin the business relationships and reputation of a person accused of fraud, completely dismantling a business or career.

If you face fraud charges, you should consider your next actions carefully. The responses you choose may greatly impact your options when it comes to building your legal defense, and you want to keep as many options available as you can.



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